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by Yvette Carnell Many people have announced their opposition to Zoe Saldana being cast in the role of Nina Simone, mainly because Saldana doesn’t resemble Simone. Saldana is beautiful, but she’s not nearly as dark as Simone, causing many to express outrage that black historical figures are being whitewashed by Hollywood. In an open letter [...]
by Yvette Carnell If you haven’t been living under a rock, then by now you know that Washington Capitals player Joel Ward scored a game-winning goal in overtime to take the Capitals to victory in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. By now you also know that Ward’s goal was met with a barrage of racist tweets. [...]
In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss the case of Tonya McDowell, a woman who was sentenced to 5 years in prison for sending her child to a school outside his district. The video is below and the conversation begins after a brief advertisement.
In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss recent administrative changes that could lead to those who are behind on child support to lose all of their income. The video will begin after a brief advertisement.
Anyone with half a brain would’ve thought that Newt Gingrich and other racial flamethrowers would’ve softened their rhetoric for theMLK holiday. Sorry. No dice. Republican attendees of last night’s FOX debate were seething with delight when Gingrich refused to soften his claim that Obama was a “food stamp” president, and worked themselves into a frenzied [...]
To read Yvette Carnell’s first piece on Ron Paul, click here. by Yvette Carnell Over the past couple of weeks, two distinct memes about Ron Paul have grabbed hold; 1) Ron Paul is racist 2) a racist should never be President. I submit to you that even if both these suppositions are true, they still [...]
by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World The hyperbolic sensationalism of Stanley Crouch’s article “Soul Food is Killing Black America” is laughable on its face. And the initial silliness I felt when reading the title was solidified by the nickname Crouch gave the filmmaker who is developing the soul food documentary – “Braveheart”. Just [...]
Most of you saw the recent insanity over the release of the new Air Jordans. When black people are lining up around the block to spend money that they dont’ have on shoes that cost $12 to make, is there a point where we have to stop and say “enough is enough?” In [...]
by Yvette Carnell, Your Black Politics Doing the wrong thing, at the wrong time, for the wrong person requires a particular aptitude for homing in on a coalescing mix of unfortunate events and latching on. It would seem that few people have a knack for enjoining themselves to such perfect storms the way [...]
by Deborrah Cooper, SurvivingDating.com Should a man be forced to become a father and pay child support, even though he says he doesn’t want to be a Dad? If a woman finds herself pregnant and wants an abortion, but the father desires to keep and raise the child himself, should a woman be [...]
It is being reported that Jay-Z’s upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall is the first hip-hop concert series to be offered at the venue. Perhaps the word “series” is being used to strategically place the event in a unique light, but we’re here to set the record straight. Other hip-hop artists, including the great MC Lyte, [...]
by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World Up at Black Like Moi, the question being asked is, if a woman can choose to abort a child, can a man choose not to pay child support? Or to put it less bluntly, if having a child is a woman’s choice, is it still a man’s [...]
by Yvette Carnell Talk about out of touch. I guess since the chief ingredient of Jay-Z’s success formula has always been dumbing it down for black youth, then commoditizing on a largely fictitious hood life, I shouldn’t be surprised at his attempt to co-opt Occupy Wall Street’s momentum. After all, this is what hip hop [...]
by Yvette Carnell In a meeting with over 100 community leaders at the White House on Wednesday, President Obama urged the mostly African American group to “stay unified”. Unity implies that both Obama and black voters have been on the same page, speaking with one unified voice, up until now. In reality, nothing [...]